Nottingham Forest’s latest recruit Carl Jenkinson says he is excited to get stuck into a new challenge as he begins life at The City Ground.
The 27-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal on Trentside and cannot wait to get back out on the pitch doing what he loves most.
Speaking to iFollow Forest, he said: “I’m really happy that everything has been sorted out now and I’m looking forward to getting to the training ground and meeting the boys. From speaking to the head coach, it’s clear that the club has real ambition with the signings that have been made and although it is going to be tough to get out of this league, we’ll give it a real go this year.
“The Championship is a very challenging league. It’s physical with a fast tempo and most teams play with a high press. It is a massive challenge but it is a league I’ve played in before so I know what it’s all about and I’m looking forward to getting started.
“The gaffer was one of the main reasons behind me wanting to come here to be honest. I liked what he had to say about his footballing philosophy and the way he wants to play. I’ve come from a football club that likes to play the right way and I wanted to join a club that plays that same way so that was important to me and the gaffer was very clear on that.
“I’ve played four games this pre-season and I probably played more than the other Arsenal boys on the tour of America because one of the lads got injured and I ended up playing three games on the bounce. I’ve got plenty of minutes in my legs already so I’m raring to go now.”